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Community Calendar: August 21-27, 2023

Compiled by Lisa Blanchette, Events Editor

If your local organization has something upcoming make sure we know about it. We do our best to search for what’s happening in our community, but you can help by listing them as Facebook “events” rather than just a posting on your Facebook page, this gives us all the information about the event in a format that can be copied to our community calendar with ease and accuracy. You can also email us directly using

Monday, Aug 21

Kids Free to Grow-Nurturing Parenting-Infant, Toddler, & Preschoolers, 10-11:30 am, online (weekly through 9/25)

Sanford Food Pantry, 10 am-noon, 1204 Main St. (weekly event)

Sanford School Committee Meeting, 4-6 pm, Sanford City Hall, 919 Main St.

Tuesday, Aug 22

Kids Free to Grow-Circle of Security Parenting, 10-11:30 am, online (weekly through 8/29)

Free Lunch hosted by York County Shelter at Sunset Tower, Noon-1 pm (entry at 11:45), 941 Main St. (twice weekly)

Sanford Elks Bingo, 4:00 pm doors open, games start 6 pm, must be 18 years old with valid picture ID, 13 Elm St. (weekly)

Police Citizen Advisory Group, 6pm, Sanford Police Department, 935 Main St. (4th Tuesday)

Wednesday, Aug 23

Kids Free to Grow-Nurturing Parenting, 9:30-11 am, online (weekly through 9/20)

Sanford Middle School Student Orientation, 10 am-2 pm, 52 Spartan Dr.

Friends of Downtown, 4:30-6 pm, Economic Growth Council Office, 919 Main St.

Land Acknowledgments of Indigenous Peoples and Territories-Dr. Darren Ranco, 5:30pm, Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St.

Wednesday Night Bite/Free Community Meal, 6-7 pm, Curtis Lake Church, 38 Westview Dr. (weekly event)

Thursday, Aug 24

Free Lunch hosted by York County Shelter at Sunset Tower, Noon-1 pm (entry at 11:45), 941 Main St. (twice weekly)

St. Therese of Lisieux Food Bank, Noon-2 pm, no residency requirement. FMI contact Barbara Russell 603-970-0306, 25 Riverside Ave. (weekly event)

Sanford Backpack Program Free Community Food Distribution (Summer Series) 3-5:30 pm, 2 Locations Willard Building and Sanford High School, 668 Main St. and 100 Alumni Blvd. (summer weekly event)

Career Center Job Fair @ Sanford Community Adult Education, 3-5pm, 668 Main St.

10th Annual Cruise’n Car Show at the Acton Fair, 3:30-7 pm, Acton Fairgrounds, 550 Route 109, Acton

Free Community Meal, 5 pm, New Beginnings Christian Church, 181 Grammar Rd. (weekly event)

Boyz Gone Wild-80’s Tribute at the Acton Fair, 7 pm, Acton Fairgrounds, 550 Route 109, Acton

Friday, Aug 25

Salvation Army Produce Pantry, 10 am-noon, 871 Main St. (weekly event) Staple Boxes (2nd & 4th Fridays only)

Music on the Patio, noon-1 pm, “Tom Osborne-the Singing Plumber” Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St., Springvale

Southern Main Area Agency on Aging-Medicare Series, 12:30-3 pm, Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library, 952 Main St.

Saturday, Aug 26

Sanford Farmers Market, 8 am-noon, Central Park, 920 Main St. (weekly May-October)

Summer Yoga, 8-9 am, Pilot’s Cove Café, 199 Airport Rd. Bring your mat and water. Class led by YMCA yoga instructor. (7/8-8/26)

Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 am-2 pm, Preble Lodge #143, 16 Elm St.

Baby Blessings, 10 am-noon, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 3 Emerson St. (4th Saturday)

Sunday, Aug 27

Chamber Talk Radio Show (New Day and Time), 7 am, 104.3 Seacoast Oldies,

2nd Annual Benefit Ride for Chace, 8:30 am, Waterboro Eagles, 1029 Waterboro Rd., Waterboro

Smitty’s Game LAB-Family Fun Sundays, All Day, 1327 Main St. (weekly Event)

Coming Soon…

  • 8/28 Kids Free to Grow-Nurturing Parents (Infant, Toddler, Preschoolers)
  • 8/28 Sanford Food Pantry
  • 8/29 CJL Open House
  • 8/29 MCS Open House
  • 8/29 SRTC Open House
  • 8/29 Kids Free to Grow-Circle of Security Parenting
  • 8/29 Elks Bingo
  • 8/29 Free Lunch @ Sunset Tower
  • 8/30 First Day of School Grades 1-9 & SRTC
  • 8/30 Kids Free to Grow-Nurturing Parenting
  • 8/31 Frist Day of School Kindergarten & Grades 10-12
  • 8/31 Narcan Training & Harm Reduction
  • 8/31 Free Lunch @ Sunset Tower
  • 9/1 No School
  • 9/1 Music on the Patio: Jimmy Mac (Springvale Public Library)
  • 9/1 First Friday Spaghetti Dinner
  • 9/1 Ron Keel: The Metal Cowboy @ Pilot’s Cove
  • 9/2 Farmers’ Market
  • 9/2 Rolling Thunder Yard Sale
  • 9/2 21st Annual Randall’s 5K Run & Walk for the Gym
  • 9/3 Chamber Talk Radio Show

Visit our Events Calendar for details on all these events and events to come.

If your organization has an event coming up and you don’t see it here, contact us at we can add it!

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